Sexual assault charges in San Diego are taken very seriously by district attorneys. Even if sex was consensual and the person later calls it rape, you could still wind up in prison and labeled as a sex offender without a veteran defense attorney in your corner. Responding to allegations of a sexual offense requires careful consideration. Explanations of your actions intended to clear your name can be used against you in criminal proceedings.
Possible Defense to Sexual Assault Charges
- Insufficient Evidence
- False Allegations/ Innocense
Penalties and Sentences
The penalty for a conviction of sexual battery depends on whether the defendant was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery or felony sexual battery.
With a misdemeanor conviction, the defendant may receive a sentence of up to six months in county jail, a fine up to the amount of $2,000, or both. The amount of the fine can increase if the defendant was the victim’s employer.
Felony sexual battery may result in a range of consequences. The defendant might receive a term of imprisonment in county jail for up to four year or a fine of up to $10,000.
Sources: California Penal Code Section 243.4
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